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November 21st, 2019 Volume 17 - #25




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A Community Celebration: Annual

Christmas Tree Lighting Nov. 29 I

KENOSHA- It’s the day after Thanksgiving.Turkey has been will be available to visit with people from 5:30-8 p.m. at the photo:
consumed. Football teams have been cheered. Everyone is a Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. Visits with Santa are
bit restless after all that family “together time.” It’s time to get free and photos are welcome. to the large crowds that outgrew the performance space
out of the house and find some entertainment. inside the Kenosha Public Museum. The Kenosha Public
Mrs. Claus will help children write letters to Santa at Museum and Civil War Museum are both open from 10 a.m.
Consider joining us for the annual Lightin’ Up celebration Actor’s Craft, 4900 Seventh Ave. from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Letters to 5 p.m. on Nov. 29. People are encouraged to arrive early
downtown on Nov. 29, which kicks off with the lighting of the will be deposited in her special North Pole Mailbox. and explore the museum exhibits prior to the tree lighting.
City Christmas tree at Fountain Plaza outside the Kenosha
Public Museum. Then, stick around downtown to ride the This year’s Christmas tree was donated by Kenosha Following the tree lighting, ride the streetcar free of charge
streetcar and enjoy specials and promotions at downtown resident Keith Labrecque, who says he annually decorated the until 9 p.m., courtesy of Downtown Kenosha Inc. and the City
businesses.Take a spin on the ice rink outside City Hall, with 30-foot-tall blue spruce at Christmas time until the tree of Kenosha.The Lightin' Up celebration continues downtown
free skate rentals courtesy of the Mayor’s Youth Commission. became too tall. Each fall the City parks department harvests with family activities, live entertainment and special
a Christmas tree donated by a local citizen. Twelve hundred promotions at Downtown businesses until 9 p.m. Vote for
Musical entertainment begins at 4 p.m. outside the colored bulbs illuminate the City Christmas tree, and the your favorite holiday display in the Downtown Business
museum, featuring local musicians performing as “Candy museum campus is beautifully decorated as well. Decorating Contest. For further details about specials,
Eisenhauer and Ivy Ford Acoustic Christmas.” Ford, a blues entertainment and activities, visit
artist and Kenosha resident, performs regularly in Chicago. The City Christmas tree lighting has become an annual
Eisenhauer, also of Kenosha, has performed with many bands tradition for many local families and visitors. Previously held By Kris Kochman
throughout her rock 'n roll career, most recently with the in early December, the tree lighting program moved in 2012
“Send Help” band. Everyone is encouraged to participate in a to Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving – in conjunction Kochman is the Community Relaitions Liaison at City of
sing-along as part of the festivities. with the popular “Lightin’ Up” festivities in downtown Kenosha.Tune in to Happenings Q&A on Tuesday, November
Kenosha. The musical entertainment leading up to the tree
Look for the Frost Queen and Snow Princess mingling with lighting program re-located to an outdoor stage in 2016, due 26th at 1 p.m. when Kris rejoins the
the crowd, along with Mrs. Claus. Warm up with some hot show. Find us on your radio dial at
chocolate, sold on-site by the Friends of the Museum. AM1050 WLIP or streaming live
online at
Mayor John Antaramian and Santa Claus will lead the
crowd in the count down to the tree lighting at 5 p.m. Santa


Downtown Kenosha, Inc. Executive Director welcomes
all to the neighborhood this holiday season

“I’m so excited to be working with the will be offering up holiday specials. For receiving some promotional goodies. photo:
City of Kenosha for another great Lightin’ example, Pine Blossom and Authentique Many will be hosting open houses and
Up Downtown Kenosha,” Downtown will be offering special discounts, Elisie holiday parties, with discounts and other
Kenosha Inc. Executive Director Mae’s will feature cookie decorating, Sazzy specials.”
Alexandra Binanti-Robinson said in a B’s will have holiday drink specials,Actor’s
recent interview with The Smart Reader. Craft will have Mrs. Claus on hand to help “It’s very important to recognize our
“There is so much going on! In addition to write letters to Santa, and many more.” businesses Downtown and the holiday
the events happening near the museum season is the perfect time to come down
campus, we have a storefront decorating Visit their website, downtown and support these great places.”
contest throughout the Downtown for a full list of participating
businesses, we expect at least 30 businesses and events. Looking to the future, Binanti-Robinson
participants who will have amazing would like to remind everyone to save the
displays in their front windows. We The day after Lightin’ Up, Saturday, date for the Snow Daze Festival on
encourage all of the visitors to November 30th, is another special day in February 8th, 2020.
Downtown to visit them and then vote Downtown Kenosha with Shop Small
for their favorite at Saturday, nationally sponsored by “The theme is going to be outer space” American Express. this year. At Veteran’s Memorial Park, we
have our ice carvers, kids activities, and a
“Many of our businesses Downtown “We are a designated American Express walking path of 30-40 businesses who
community, so participating shops will be participate in the sculptures.”

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Democrats are winning in suburbs.
In rural America, it’s another story.

In Minnesota, two congres- Dan Reed, standing in front of his home in Kettle River, MN, with his dog gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear to an apparent victory.
sional districts symbolize a Bashful, cuts and sells spruce tips from his property in the fall.The dairy and
quandary for Democrats: mining industries have shrunk in the region over the last few decades, says In Minnesota, the Democratic Party’s two suburban
Rural residents have felt Mr. Reed, and now some of his neighbors commute into the Twin Cities for pickups in 2018 were counterbalanced by the GOP’s rural
increasingly that the party pickups in the 1st and the 8th .
has lost interest in the work.
“kitchen table” issues that Those results underscore a fundamental lesson for both
affect small and struggling downsized factories mean neighbors financially suffer, are parties heading into the 2020 election: success is likely to
communities. forced to commute to “the cities,” or move away. hinge not only on driving up turnout in regions where you are
winning – but also stopping the leaching in places where you
At the Third Base Sports Bar on the edge of town in The rural-suburban tradeoff are losing.
Carlton, Minnesota, Linda Luomala, a retired paper mill
worker, orders fried cheese curds without looking up from Rural America was pivotal to President Trump’s 2016 win. “Democrats aren’t going to sweep rural areas, but they
her stack of pull-tabs, the state lottery tickets that look like According to exit polls, more than 60% of rural areas voted have to make sure they get closer to Obama’s numbers than
paper slot machines. for Mr.Trump, a greater share than went for previous recent Clinton’s,” says Lanae Erickson, a senior vice president at the
Republican presidential candidates. As of September, the center-left think tank Third Way. “If you continue to
If Democrats want to get back to winning in rural areas, president’s approval rating in rural parts of the Rust Belt and hemorrhage rural voters, it’s going to make it harder and
says Ms. Luomala, dropping the unlucky pull-tabs to a growing Great Plains states (including Minnesota) was 55%, more than harder for you to make up that math.”
mound at the base of her bar stool, then they need to get 10 points higher than his national approval rating.
back to basics. Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party The question is how to do that. Ms. Erickson says
(DFL) has forgotten about farmers and laborers, she says, By contrast, Democrats have found increasing success in Democrats should pay attention to what worked for them in
focusing instead on issues that feel secondary. the suburbs, which helped them regain control of the U.S. 2018, when they won in swing districts by focusing on
House of Representatives in 2018.This trend has carried over “kitchen table economics” – not Russia, or impeachment, or
Her friend, Anna Lind, a railroad conductor, nods in to 2019, when suburban voters flipped six state legislature immigration, or guns. It’s a similar sentiment expressed by Ms.
agreement. Like Ms. Luomala, Ms. Lind says she always votes seats to Democrats in Virginia on Tuesday, and the Cincinnati Luomala and Ms. Lind from their barstools, as well as other
Democratic. But in 2018 she voted for a Republican suburbs in northern Kentucky helped push Democratic white, working-class voters across these small towns.
congressman, after he was endorsed by her union.
Kenosha Funeral ‘Democrats can’t be against everything’
With the nation’s longest Democratic voting streak in Services and
presidential elections, Minnesota has long been a cornerstone Crematory When Mr. Reed was growing up in Carlton County,
of the Democrats’ midwestern “blue wall.” But the state has everyone, including his own father, had cows. He guesses
been shifting more Republican in recent years. In 2016, there used to be between 800 and 1,200 family dairy farms in
President Donald Trump lost Minnesota by just 1.5 Carlton, which is a two-hour drive north of Minneapolis.
percentage points, with two of the country’s largest Obama- Today (he pauses to count silently in his head), he estimates
to-Trump swings happening in Minnesota’s 1st and 8th there are around four.
Congressional Districts. In 2018, those same districts were
two of just three nationwide that Republicans managed to flip Minnesota’s 8th District is bigger than the entire state of
during the Democrats’ “blue wave” of victories. West Virginia. Similar to coal mining communities in
Appalachia, iron mining jobs are a small fraction of the state’s
The Trump campaign has made clear it sees Minnesota as a workforce but live large in the region’s collective
top pickup opportunity in 2020, in large part because of the consciousness – a defining part of its identity.
state’s sizable rural population.
And as in many small Appalachian mining towns, locals here
When explaining their political motivations – and are frustrated with Democratic politicians who seem to value
frustrations – voters in these districts talk first about jobs. environmental protection over their livelihoods. This rift has
Minnesota’s 8th, a manufacturing and mining hub in the intensified in the 8th District over a debate around replacing
northeast corner of the state known as the Iron Range, and Line 3, a crude oil pipeline, that has drawn opposition from
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Why Salvation Army is shuttering
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Nationally, long-term drug Most residential treatment facilities for drug and alcohol The Grass Valley Salvation Army Thrift Store in Northern California closed in
treatment programs like addiction limit stays to 15 to 30 days. The Salvation Army’s August. Income from thrift shops support the Salvation Army’s substance
the Salvation Army's are six-month program provides a chance for participants to abuse treatment programs.
especially valued, and decelerate for long enough to rediscover a purpose greater
scarce. Could a crowded than chasing the next high. and Tucson, Arizona. The loss of the facilities occurs as the
thrift-shop retail niche be need for addiction treatment remains high: federal data show
imperiling the charity's “The process builds your character,” says Mr. Oliver, who that only 3.7 million out of 21 million people with a substance
mission? “graduated” from the center in February. He now works as a use disorder received care last year.
residential manager at another Salvation Army facility in the
Michael Oliver describes the slow-motion collapse of his region while he repairs bonds with loved ones. “You can The opioid epidemic, the resurgence of methamphetamine
life from heroin addiction with dark humor. “Looking back,” remember who you were before drugs took over use, and the persistence of alcohol abuse have exposed a
he says, “it’s pretty much like a country song.” everything.” national shortage of residential treatment programs that last
beyond 30 days. Some 80% of the country’s recovery facilities
He lost his home, his job, and his car. He stole from family, But finding a long-term treatment program has grown lack extended inpatient services in large part because of
friends, and strangers. He spent brief stints behind bars and more difficult in recent months with the closing of several surging health care costs. The scarcity of such programs
long stretches on the streets. Over the years, he tried to Salvation Army rehab centers across the country.The moves concerns George Koob, director of the National Institute on
detox a time or two and made countless promises to himself come as the organization retrenches and shuts down dozens Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
and others to get clean. Heroin always won. of its signature thrift stores, which generate most of the
funding for its rehab facilities and other programs. “In the broad scope of recovery, the longer and more
The soundtrack of misery stopped last year as Mr. Oliver intensive the program, the better you do,” he says. “Many
faced a return to jail on home invasion and burglary charges. Officials with the Christian charity attribute the Americans think the recovery period from alcohol use
Seeking to show the court he could change, he enrolled in a restructuring to rising operating expenses and slumping thrift disorder – and addiction in general – is 28 days. But that’s just
recovery program at a Salvation Army adult rehabilitation shop revenues. In the West, the Salvation Army has closed the beginning for any treatment.”
center in Southern California. rehab centers in Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, California;
Crowded retail niche
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Beyond vegans: Plant-based ‘meat’ goes
mainstream from KFC to Dunkin’

Meat-free burgers have An Impossible Whopper burger at a Burger King restaurant in Alameda, Calif. “Now it’s No. 3.We see this trend accelerating, too, as young
often existed as a side- people take to the streets to protect the planet they’re
menu for vegetarians. That Foods in 2013 and has since expanded to major grocery inheriting.”
appears to be changing chains.
fast, as fast-food For all the success of plant-based meat in the past year, no
companies see mainstream One reason: both companies are marketing to all one expects sales of real meat to wither away. Alternative
consumers snapping up consumers, not just vegans and vegetarians. Beyond Meat meat still represents only about 1% of sales of the real thing
plant-based sandwiches. says that 93% of Kroger shoppers who purchase its products in grocery stores, says Mr. Weston at The Good Food
also have meat in their shopping cart. Burger King says 90% Institute.And while numbers are less available, he estimates it
Facing his daughter at a booth, two Burger King sandwiches of its Impossible Whopper customers are meat eaters who has a similar share of sales at restaurants.
between them, Dodson takes an old gray and black tie and are looking for healthier options.
ties it around the eyes of 6-year-old Victoria. Mr. Brown of Impossible Foods doesn’t think so. “Our
Some observers, citing the highly processed nature of growth has come from every sales category in which we do
“No peeking,” he tells her. Then he hands her the chain’s these meat substitutes, cast doubt on the idea of big health business – independent restaurants, large restaurant chains
plant-based burger, the Impossible Whopper in a green-and- benefits. But other factors are also at play. Environmental such as White Castle, Cheesecake Factory and Qdoba, and
white wrapper, and has her take a bite.Then he does the same concerns also have a role in boosting sales. Plant-based meats non-commercial outlets such as theme parks, museums,
with the traditional Whopper on her right. “Which one do use less water and energy and create fewer greenhouse gas stadiums, and college campuses,” he says.
you think is the real one?” he asks. emissions than their equivalent in real beef, studies show, in
part because animals eat far more calories in plants than Back at the Dunkin’ store in Waltham, manager Eduardo
“That’s the real burger, No. 2,” she says.Then Dodson, who their meat produces. Daniel hasn’t tallied how well the Beyond Sausage Sandwich
didn't want to give his last name, ties the tie around his eyes went over.“We haven’t done any promotion yet,” he says.The
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Democrats country. Corn stalks bow to the wind of passing cars driving Rice County Republicans Facebook group, say support for
continued from page 3 along two-lane roads, and driveways are marked by farm President Trump in southern Minnesota is stronger than ever
They say the Democrats’ focus on impeachment in
environmental activists, tribal groups, stands of pumpkins and gourds, with honor Washington, and the far-left agenda of lawmakers like
and some of the Democratic boxes for payment. Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who represents Minneapolis, has
been a boon to the local Republican Party.
presidential candidates. Many of these farmers have taken a hit
Recently, some unions have endorsed local GOP
“Democrats can’t be against from the president’s trade war with China, candidates. “That’s just unheard of in Minnesota,” says Ms
Olson, sitting in a coffee shop in Northfield.
everything,” says Mr. Reed. “The best with tariffs that by some estimates have cost
Ms. Cooper comes from a long line of DFL voters, but says
social program there is, is a job.” Minnesota farms and businesses nearly $1 her politics shifted after she became a small business owner
Her mother has become a Republican as well.“When people
Mr. Reed has been active with the billion. say Minnesota is turning red, I absolutely believe it,” she says.

DFL Party for 50 years, holding “Minnesota farmers are barely holding on By Story Hinckley

several official positions such as local by the skin of their teeth,” says Ms. Willcutt, Salvation Army

chair. But last spring he resigned. He who grew up on her parents’ farm in Jeffers, continued from page 4

thinks he’ll still vote for the and is vice chair of the Rice County DFL “I wish we had more of those types of programs,” says Lori
Miller, who manages the alcohol and drug services division of
Democratic nominee in 2020, but Party. Her sister and brother-in-law took over Sacramento County’s Department of Health Services. “We
have a lot of people waiting for treatment.”
he’s worried about the party’s her father’s farm in the southwest corner of
Mary Taylor, program manager of the King County drug
priorities. It started to feel like the Quinn Nystrom, a health care advocate and lifelong resi- the 1st District, but they have a “constant diversion court in Seattle, echoes the lament. The court
DFL was more concerned with dent of northern Minnesota, launched a campaign in relationship” with the bank, she says, provides an alternative to jail for nonviolent offenders by
enrolling them in recovery programs, and finding an available
“Facebook tirades” than his neighbors October for Democratic nomination in the 8th borrowing money every year to jumpstart slot for those with the most severe drug or alcohol problems
Congressional District. their hog, corn, and soybean production. poses a constant dilemma for case managers.
who have to commute almost two
The Salvation Army’s 120-bed rehab center downtown had
hours each way to work in the Twin Cities. As in the 8th, many voters here are unhappy with the proved a reliable option since the court’s inception in 1994.
“We had a lot of people who were going there as their last
Sue Willcutt, a retired elementary school teacher who lives environmental regulations coming from the DFL. Former DFL chance,” Ms.Taylor says.“So it was ‘Salvation Army or bust’ –
in Shieldsville, a small town surrounded by lakes 50 miles Gov. Mark Dayton “antagonized” a lot of farmers, says Ms. and they would end up making it.”
south of Minneapolis, has also seen her local economy stall Willcutt, with his efforts to reduce nitrate runoff from
out over the past few decades. fertilizer, as well as legislation requiring “buffers” between The charity sold the property that housed the center last
farmland and waterways. month and moved the rehab program to another site with 80
Minnesota’s 1st District, the southern sliver of the state, is fewer beds. The reduced capacity worries Ms. Taylor, given
one of the top 10 agriculture-producing districts in the Janalee Cooper and Rita Olson, co-administrators for the that last year King County recorded 415 alcohol- and drug-
related deaths, an increase of a third from a decade ago.
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“Ninety days is the minimum people need to clear the
brain and see the world – and their place in it – in a new
way,” she says. “They need that length of stay to figure out
who they are.”

The Salvation Army’s rehab centers offer an array of
supportive services in addition to substance abuse treatment.
Residents receive job training, housing assistance, and
financial planning guidance.

The inclusion of religious services and Christian teachings
in the charity’s recovery model creates wariness among
some advocates and potential participants. Yet Ms. Taylor
points out that the doubts tend to fall away for a person
appearing before a judge.

Now Under New “When people are in custody and they could be going to
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Salvation Army has had the ability to reach certain people
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prepare for Armageddon?" asked a podcast listener. Given the decisions, you will need to spend some time and consider any been announced as of this writing) to pay unreimbursed
fighting in Syria, anti-government protests in Hong Kong, the changes that have cropped up in your life and in your medical expenses.These plans are subject to a "use-it-or-lose
down-to-the-wire fate of Brexit, the expanding U.S. employer's plan. it" provision, which means that employees often must incur
impeachment inquiry, and the ongoing trade conflicts eligible expenses by the end of the plan year or forfeit any
between the U.S. and China, the U.S. and the European Union I will cover health care and education this week and unspent amounts. Employers may, if they choose, allow you to
and South Korea and Japan, it's easy to understand why retirement options in my next column. carry over up to $500 of unused FSA funds to the following
people are worried about the current state of the globe. plan year.
Employer health insurance coverage: For 153 million
In fact, data may back up your anxiety. Three researchers Americans, a Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that this Insurance coverage: The buying power of a big group can
have created a World Uncertainty Index. Going back to 1996, year annual premiums reached $7,188 for single coverage and mean more affordable rates for life, disability and long-term
the work focuses on 143 countries and tracks the frequency $20,576 for family health coverage.That's up 4 and 5 percent care insurance. Many of these policies are portable, which
of the word "uncertainty" in the Economist Intelligence Unit respectively from the previous year, higher than the 2 percent means that you can take them with you, if you leave the
country reports. Not surprisingly, there were spikes in the general rate of inflation.While the headline numbers are eye- company.
index for major events such as the 9/11 attacks, the SARS popping, you probably care more about your contribution.
outbreak, the second Gulf war, the European debt crisis, the Paying off student loans:According to the 2019 Society for
European border crisis, the UK Brexit vote and the 2016 U.S. The numbers are smaller, but the increases are significant. Human Resource Management survey, employer-provided
election. The average annual dollar amounts contributed by covered student loan repayment as a benefit has doubled since 2018
employees for 2019 are $1,242 for single and $6,015 for from 4 percent to 8 percent.
While the current trade wars pale in comparison to those families, a whopping 25 percent jump since 2014 and 71
aforementioned events, they have taken a similar toll on percent since 2009. Reimbursement for continuing education: This valuable
anxiety levels. The report notes: "Globally, the trade policy benefit is tougher to find, but some employers still help pay
uncertainty index is rising sharply, having been stable at low Of course it doesn't stop there. The dreaded deductible for undergraduate, graduate and certificate classes. There is
levels for about 20 years. ... Based on our estimates, the can add up to significant additional outlays toward the cost of usually a requirement that workers earn at least a B to qualify
increase in trade uncertainty observed in the first quarter of health care. The average deductible among covered workers for reimbursement.
2019 could be enough to reduce global growth by up to 0.75 with a deductible is $1,655, up 36 percent over the past five
percentage point in 2019." The International Monetary Fund years and 100 percent over the last 10 years. By Jill Schlesinger
has predicted that global growth this year will be 3%, the
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Of course, 3% is a whole lot better than the negative 0.1% what you spent this past year; then try to project what your and questions at [email protected]. Check
in 2009, but uncertainty has begun to affect sentiment. health care costs will be in the year ahead.
Despite a 50-year low in the U.S. unemployment rate and a her website at
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On a rational level, we know that exogenous events are out to set aside pre-tax money to pay for unreimbursed health
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my turn China’s annual GDP growth has slowed to about 6 percent. majority, a better outcome than a win by Labor's Jeremy
Corbyn with his radical socialist agenda, is not good either.
As the next Of course the Federal Reserve could monetize. But this
economic crash only compounds the fiscal shortfalls. And if interest rates Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are in turmoil. Saudi Arabia's
develops, the were to rise substantially, how the government could initial public offering for Aramco will not reduce the
band plays on service the $22 trillion and growing debt is by no means fragilities of that government or the vulnerability of oil
clear. infrastructure to attack. North Korea's Kim Jong Un
An economic crash is inevitable. But the most crucial continues to test weapons and add to his nuclear
questions are when, why and what can be done to prevent To paint an even bleaker picture, economic growth in stockpile. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's
or to mitigate it? Three earlier economic crashes illuminate advanced economies is not robust. China's annual GDP elimination does not end that threat, and reprisals are
a warning. growth has slowed to about 6 percent. This means global likely now that a successor has been named.
demand is down for goods, products and services, so
In October 1929, two huge sell-offs on Wall Street set returning to better economic health in these Last and far from least is the approval of the
off the Great Depression. The causes -- in part due to circumstances is limited. impeachment proceedings voted on party lines by the U.S.
tariffs and the leverage of buying equities on "margin" of 10 House of Representatives last week. In normal times,
cents on a dollar --were well known. What is less well China's Belt and Road initiative is meant to increase decorum might be in evidence. But open impeachment
known is that, statistically, America was economically access to markets and resources as well as influence. But hearings will be a circus gone wrong on steroids. For those
worse off a decade later. It took World War II to repair the that investment is not cheap for China. And if it fails to who may have forgotten the spectacle of the Benghazi
economic damage. generate larger markets, what does China do? hearings, in which a number of Republicans, including the
current secretary of state, made fools of themselves, that
Fifty-eight years later, in October 1987, another crash The tariff wars generated by the Trump administration will be, by comparison, a tame Sunday school meeting.
occurred on Wall Street catalyzed by the bubble. have hurt the U.S. economy. Last week's Wall Street
And 21 years later in 2008, mortgage-backed securities, Journal's editorial page made that point loudly and clearly. Witnesses will be impugned and maligned by Trump
even greater leverage and the false assumption that A trade agreement with China has yet to materialize. defenders as Ambassador Bill Taylor and Lt. Col.Alexander
housing prices could only escalate nearly produced American tariffs just went into effect with Europe. Vindman have been. Talk radio and cable news will
financial and economic ruin. manufacture conspiracy theories for and against the
Concurrently, world politics are growing more and not president that should be categorically rejected and yet will
Fortunately, we escaped October's perils at least this less volatile. Brexit remains a cancer in Britain's body be taken as ground truth by some.And most of the nation
year. politic that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's quick wit will and much of the world will be riveted by the show.
not cure.The Dec. 12 parliamentary elections raise further
In 1987 and 2008, fiscal and monetary tools to deal with uncertainties.The possibility of a hung Parliament with no In a rational world, anticipating a possible economic
those crises were in place. In the latter crisis, the meltdown and preparing for it should be among the
government was able to approve about $800 billion in the highest priority of government. One solution is to
Troubled Asset Relief Program that kept financial stimulate global growth.That means abandoning dangerous
institutions solvent.Those funds were repaid with interest. tariff excesses. Another is stimulating greater capital
investment at home and abroad
For the foreseeable future, fiscal and monetary tools
may be capable of firing only blanks.With nearly a trillion- That will not happen.What will happen comes from the
dollar budget deficit this year and even larger amounts of final minutes of the unsinkable Titanic. "And the band
future red ink looming, spending our way clear of played on."
economic danger will be problematic. Interest rates in
America are at record lows and negative in parts of By Harlan Ullman
Europe, meaning it costs to invest in government bonds. As well as being a recurring guest on
Happenings Q&A, Ullman is UPI’s Arnaud
de Borchgrave Distinguished Columnist and a
senior adviser at the Atlantic Council. His
latest book is “Anatomy of Failure:Why
America Has Lost Every War It Starts.”

Follow him @harlankullman.

Tune in to AM1050 WLIP on Monday,
December 2nd at 2:30 p.m. when Harlan

joins Happenings Q&A
once again.

US and Mexico with military firepower, death and destruction. He’s like an subtext of which is that actually getting away with killing
are doing little to adolescent who has seen too many movies glorifying someone is egregious and uncommon.
tackle cartel explosive confrontations.
In Mexico, getting away with murder is the norm, at least
The question must be asked; with mothers and their López Obrador is equally reluctant to face reality. He for cartel-related criminals.
children incinerated to ash, presumably by feuding Mexican knows that his predecessors only managed to turn
drug cartels. Could the deaths of the La Mora Mexican cities into killing streets when the military tried to And that’s largely because the country lacks the trained
fundamentalist Mormons have been avoided if the U.S. and outgun the cartels. So he’s latched to tones of peace and police forces at the state and local level. Investigators are
Mexico had held true and solidly committed to an outline harmony, insisting to a point of laughability that “hugs, not needed who are well schooled and equipped, and working
for action agreed upon more than a decade ago in a plan bullets” can prevail, a nod to social reforms to steer people within departments that are free from corruption. Equally
called the Me rida Initiative? from crime. important are prosecutors and judges who are
independent from politics so that people cooperate,
The slaughter of three mothers and six of their children Neither man is fully turning toward the Me rida faithful to the outcomes.
on a desolate stretch of road in Northern Mexico says a Initiative.The plan originated with prior presidents George
lot about how the drug cartels feel. They demonstrate, W. Bush and Felipe Calderon. Me rida’s objectives are Instead, López Obrador has built a National Guard and
assuredly and with great bravado, that they can murder based on frank admissions about how each country sent many of those troops to the country’s southern
innocent women and children with impunity. It matters not contributes and fails, creating avenues for the cartels by border to appease Trump’s desire to keep migrants away
that the families held dual Mexican-U.S. citizenship. Because falling short on agreed reforms and cooperative actions. from the U.S. And still Trump is obsessed with building a
the business model of the cartels is upheld by the wall to keep out the Mexican and Central American people
obstinance of both countries. “Both governments have struggled to fulfill those are who are fleeing the violence that is a direct result of
commitments,” according to a June 2019 update by the North Americans’ insatiable illicit drug habits. He’s
Drug-related homicides in Mexico and opioid-related Congressional Research Service. beholden to the gun lobby that undercuts new laws that
deaths in the U.S. have both escalated dramatically in could help stop the flow of firearms across the border.
recent years. Yet neither Mexico nor the U.S. is led by a North America provides the market for illicit drugs such
president willing to carry out the long-term, focused plan as meth, heroin, fentanyl and marijuana. We also give Both presidents are ill-equipped by attitude and focus to
of shared responsibility previously outlined to change the Mexican criminals firearms, allowing them to pass over the take the drug cartels to task. They’re
dynamics fueling both the violence and the deaths. border by failing to regulate. There have been successes, straying from the original shared
one highlight being the extradition of Joaquin “El Chapo” responsibilities of the Merida
They haven’t done it so far. And the rhetoric from Guzman, which led to his life sentence earlier this year.And Initiative. The Mormon families of La
President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart efforts to train and equip police in Mexico have bolstered Mora, vulnerable by the inaction of
Andrés Manuel López Obrador following the November 4 surveillance at the border. both governments, wandered into that
murders gives further proof to the contention. geo-political stalemate.
All told, the U.S. has contributed $3 billion to such
Trump is all bombast. He’s envisioning an all-out war, efforts since 2008. But that’s a pinprick compared to the Readers can reach Mary Sanchez at
estimated $19 billion to $29 billion worth of drugs the [email protected] and follow her
cartels sell annually to Americans. In the U.S. we use
expression that someone “got away with murder,” the on Twitter @msanchezcolumn.) Tune in to
AM1050 WLIP on Monday, November 25th

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Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center community


Arthur F. Mahone honored as Gateway
Technical College dedicates student
atrium in his name

The Mahone Family is one of the most well-known and to run for public office and eventually becoming Mayor. Scholarship which will support students of Gateway’s
respected families in Kenosha. If you spend any amount of welding program. The legacy of Mr. Mahone’s life-learning
time here, even as a visitor, you are likely to learn about Arthur F. Mahone served as a welding instructor, for 10 will continue for years to come.
Mary Lou Mahone’s contributions to the Kenosha years, beginning in 1986, at Gateway’s Kenosha Campus.
community. You may also know about the Mary Lou His legacy of education and caring was felt through the If you were one of the fortunate ones, to have been
Mahone Middle School and you might even have been reflection of former student, Aaron Frederick, who is now personally touched by Mary Lou and Arthur Mahone, I’m
fortunate enough to attend the HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm the Project Manager at Martin Peterson Company, Inc. sure your story was just as meaningful as the ones shared
& Blues Fest that supports the Mahone Fund and the during the dedication.The Kenosha community is certainly
nearly 300 college scholarships that have been granted. With the dedication of the atrium, also came an a better place to live because of the Mahone Family.
announcement of the Arthur F. Mahone Memorial
While most of us know about the great work the
Mahone family continue to do in honor of their parents,
many of us know little about their father,Arthur F. Mahone.

The focus shifted a bit on Friday, November 8, when
Gateway Technical College honored Mr. Mahone during the
dedication ceremony for the Arthur F. Mahone Student
Atrium.The bright space, which was filled to capacity with
family and community members, friends, past students, and
public officials, including Senator Robert Wirch, Mayor
Antaramian, is the perfect place for such an honor.

Kathrine Marks, Mistress of Ceremonies, engaged the
crowd with humor and warmth, playing a musical memory
of Mr. Mahone that created a wave of fond memories and
lively chuckles throughout the crowd.

Mayor Antaramian shared his story of encouragement
bestowed upon him by Mary Lou and Arthur, leading him

November is Hospice and Palliative Care Awareness Month

Every year, millions of Americans receive provided at the same time as curative ill and not expected to live for more than terminal illness and related conditions.
palliative care or hospice care. It’s treatment and may begin at the time of six months, the patient accepts comfort After six months, a patient can continue to
important to know the difference between diagnosis. care instead of care to treat the terminal receive hospice care as long as the hospice
the two types of care. Palliative care and illness, and the patient signs a statement medical director or hospice doctor
hospice both provide comfort care, pain Hospice, on the other hand, is for choosing hospice care instead of other recertifies that the patient is terminally ill.
relief, and symptom management. Palliative patients who have decided not to continue Medicare-covered care to treat the While receiving hospice services under
care can be helpful at any stage of illness, receiving treatment for their terminal Medicare, the patient may need to pay a co-
while hospice care begins when treatment illness. Instead, hospice care provides payment of no more than $5 for each
has stopped because it is likely that the comfort for the patient and support for the prescription drug for pain relief and
patient will not survive the illness. entire family. The patient may continue symptom control. In addition, the patient
receiving medical care for conditions other may need to pay 5% of the Medicare-
Palliative care is provided by specially- than the terminal illness. Hospice care is approved amount for inpatient respite
trained doctors, nurses, and other care typically offered only when the patient is care. Medicare does not cover room and
providers, like nutritionists or social not expected to live for more than six board for a patient who receives hospice
workers, who work with the rest of the months. Care is not tied to a specific care at home or in another facility, like an
patient’s care team. Care can be provided location – hospice services can be provided assisted living facility. If you have another
in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient at the patient’s home or in hospitals, type of health insurance, check with your
clinics, or in the patient’s home. The goal of nursing homes, or even a separate hospice insurance company to find out whether
palliative care is to provide relief from the center. The hospice care team includes your insurance will cover any hospice
symptoms of a serious illness in order to doctors, nurses, social workers, spiritual services.
improve quality of life for the patient. advisors or members of the clergy, and
Palliative care can help with a range of trained volunteers. In addition, respite care You can learn more about palliative care
issues, like pain, depression, anxiety, fatigue, is available if family caregivers need a break. and hospice from the National Hospice and
loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. It Palliative Care Organization at
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uncomfortable treatment. Care can be a patient’s regular doctor and hospice
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dear doug ask amy
seniors edition

Steps to Friend's disease

happiness might beg disclosure

Q: My wife has been medications require an Dear Amy: My dearest was obvious to her and discriminating against people
adjustment period of four friend of more than 30 years, others that Sarah is suffering with disabilities or certain
depressed for many years, to six weeks. Beyond that "Sarah," was diagnosed a few from Parkinson's. health conditions when they
time period, the medication years ago with Parkinson's.As are hired, on the job, or being
and aging seems to have should have some effect. If she is still a very active and My dilemma is whether to fired." Disclosing sooner
not, your wife should successful executive at a big, let Sarah know that her rather than later will alert
worsened her mood. I've contact her psychiatrist and highly competitive firm, she attempts to conceal her the employer that they are
discuss an alternate option. has chosen to keep her condition are no longer required to make reasonable
done my best to support Medication isn't a panacea illness secret from everyone working. I absolutely don't accommodations.
but only one form of but her doctors, her husband, want to add to her stress, but
her, but we both agreed treatment. Don't expect the and me. She has not even told I also feel dishonest not Your friend has the right to
problem to fix itself. her adult sons. discussing the issue with her. keep her condition private,
that she needed more help. Working on depression What should I do? -- Friend and her wisdom in disclosing
requires further work and When asked by anyone on Shaky Ground this only to you is obvious:
Our doctor ended up lifestyle changes. else about her unsteadiness you have taken her privacy
and shaking hands, Sarah very seriously.
recommending a explains that she has essential
tremor, a benign condition. Yes, it sounds as if it is time
psychiatrist, who prescribed However, despite medication, for you to discuss this with
she is becoming noticeably her. Simply report to her that
antidepressants. frail, with increasingly obvious your mutual friend is very
tremors, a weakening voice, concerned about her health.
Unfortunately, the meds Seniors are especially and an unsteady gait. Dear Friend: People with Don't ask her if it is time for
haven't been as effective as vulnerable to depression chronic and degenerative her to disclose -- she will
we'd hoped. She's been on and are increasingly Yesterday "Kitty," a mutual diseases often don't want to decide this on her own. Do
them for a few weeks, with prescribed antidepressants. friend, expressed concern disclose their illness for a offer her your continued
no major positive change. Given how common it is, and asked me outright if variety of reasons. friendship and discretion if
How can my wife deal with you can consider looking Sarah has Parkinson's. I said Professionally, they fear that she wants to discuss her
her depression more for resources and support that I understood that she disclosure can present a
effectively? groups nearby. has essential tremor. Kitty variety of serious challenges, options with you.
wasn't buying that including being discriminated
A: Acknowledging an On top of treating the Common ones are lack of explanation, and said, with against, not receiving choice You can contact
issue and seeking help will interaction with people or genuine compassion, that it assignments, and even being Amy Dickinson via
put your wife on the right symptoms of your wife's dysfunctional relationships. fired. email: ASKAMY@
path. Keep in mind that an For your part, continue to
enduring problem will take depression, address the be supportive and suggest The Parkinson's
time to heal. Dealing with a healthy life choices. You are
mood disorder takes a long contributing factors. your wife's best advocate! - Foundation (
time and can be disruptive
in the short term. Loneliness and stress over - Doug notes that "the Americans

A d d i t i o n a l l y, time are two of the most Contact Doug with Disabilities Act (ADA)
antidepressants don't work Mayberry at
immediately. Many common prominent causes for deardoug was created, in part, to keep
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Clearing Up But it would be a different story if Hank were dead.And payment for October).They gripe about that rule, claiming
More Myths and that leads to the exception I mentioned earlier.Widows do that Sam was alive for most of the month of October, so
Misunderstandings have the option of taking reduced benefits on one record the family should get most, if not all, of the proceeds of that
and later switching to full benefits on the other record. For last check.
I pointed out in last week's example, if Hank were no longer with us, Sue could file for
column that there are hundreds of widow's benefits at 62 and get about 82% of Hank's What they don't consider is that the lack of proration of
myths and rumors being spread -- benefit. Then at 66, she could switch to 100% of her own Social Security checks can oftentimes work in the favor of
mostly on the internet -- about Social Security or wait until 70 and get 132%. the beneficiary or a surviving spouse. For example, let's say
Social Security. Half of them deal that Sam started his benefits at 66 and his birthday is July
with the politics and financing of Myth: Once I make a choice, I can't switch from one 30. Because Social Security benefits are not prorated, Sam
Social Security. I covered some of benefit to another. would have received a Social Security check for the entire
those in recent columns. But there month of July even though he was 66 for only a couple of
are also a multitude of myths about Yes, you can. It happens all the time. Some readers may days of the month. And if Sam left a widow, she would get
Social Security programs and how be confused because I just said that you can't take spousal a widow's benefit for the whole month of October even
benefits and later switch to your own. But now we are though Sam died on Oct. 27, meaning she was widowed for
they work. Last week, I dealt with Tom Margenau talking about the opposite side of that coin. It is a fairly only four days of the month.
common practice for people to start out taking their own
myths surrounding Social Security retirement benefits and later switch to benefits from a Myth: When my husband dies, I will get all of his Social
retirement benefits.This week, I'll take on the rumors that spouse. Security.
people hear about dependent and survivor benefits.
Let's go back to Sue and Hank and change their That's generally true if you are 66 or older when your
Myth: As a wife, I will get half of my husband's Social circumstances just a bit. When Sue turns 62, she files for husband dies. But the widow's rate is reduced if taken
Security. her own retirement benefits. But this time, let's say Hank is earlier. For example, at age 60 (the earliest most women
also 62 and wants to wait until he is 66 to file for his Social can claim widow's benefits), the rate is about 71%.
The 50% spousal rate applies only to those women who Security. When he does that, assuming his benefit rate is
wait until their full retirement age to claim benefits. But significantly higher than Sue's benefit check, she can file for And there is another little twist to this story. It is best
benefits are reduced roughly one-half of 1% for each some additional spousal benefits on Hank's account. explained with a simple example. Sam took his Social
month they are taken before full retirement age.At 62, the Security at 62. He is getting a reduced retirement benefit
earliest age you can claim spousal benefits, you'd get about Myth: The government robs the families of deceased equal to 75% of his $1,000 per month full retirement rate.
one-third of your husband's benefit, but only to the extent Social Security beneficiaries by taking back the last Social So Sam is getting $750. His wife, Sadie, who never worked
it exceeds what you are due on your own record. Security check. outside the home, is getting spousal benefits equal to about
35% of Sam's full benefit, or $350 monthly. Sam dies at age
Myth: I can take reduced benefits on my spouse's record Three Social Security rules come into play here.The first 89. Sadie is 87. Although Sam was getting the 75% rate,
at 62 and later switch to full benefits on my own Social rule says that Social Security benefits are always paid a there is a law that says a widow over age 66 cannot get less
Security account. month behind. For example, the October Social Security than 82.5% of her husband's full rate. So instead of a
benefit is paid in November. The second rule says that widow's benefit of $750, Sadie will start getting $825 off
With one exception, which I'll get to in a minute, you Social Security benefits are never prorated. The third rule Sam's account.
can't do that. There is a rule that says all Social Security says you must be alive the entire month to get a Social
claims are open-ended. In other words, when you file for Security benefit for that month. If you have a Social Security question,
one kind of Social Security benefit, you must file for any and Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at
all other benefits you are due at the same time. Let's follow an example. Sam dies on Oct. 27. Sam's
family must return the check that comes in November (the [email protected].
To explain further, let's follow an example. Sue is 62. Her
husband, Hank, is 68 and already getting his Social Security.
Sue thinks that she can file for half of Hank's Social
Security at 62 and then at 66, switch to 100% of her own
benefit. Again, she can't. She must file for her own Social
Security benefit first. At the same time, they will look to
Hank's record to see if she can get any additional spousal
benefits from him. But it's not likely. As a 62-year-old
spouse, she is due about 35% (not 50%) of Hank's Social
Security.And if Sue has worked any decent amount of time,
her own Social Security benefit will exceed what she is due
from Hank's record.

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• Call a face-to-face and rest.
The holidays are a time when family
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other dementias, the holidays can be a long-distance that are meaningful to the Humanity of Kenosha. We who takes care of
challenging. Because of the changes person with dementia. rely on their dedication and volunteer needs)
he or she has experienced, the person telephone conference generosity to further our
with Alzheimer’s may feel a special • Encourage safe and useful mission. We are always in
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Familiarize others with the everyone understands include: an identification bracelet,
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books ‘The Boundless Sea’ explores
centuries of ocean voyaging

Humans have been conducting war, commerce, and thousands of
exploration on the world’s oceans for thousands of
Q&A with Erin years, and the oceans have been reflected in human worlds, from the
Morgenstern, author of literature from its beginnings. Histories of that
‘The Starless Sea’ relationship abound, including Lincoln Paine’s “The Sea first American
and Civilization,” James Stavridis’ “Sea Power,” and
Adoring fans of “The Night Circus,” Erin Morgenstern’s Samuel Eliot Morison’s “The European Discovery of traders
2011 bestselling novel, came away captivated by the America.” Now comes David Abulafia’s “The
dreamlike world, eccentric characters, and fantasy romance encountering
that she created. Her latest, “The Starless Sea,” arrived in The Boundless Sea:
bookstores Nov. 5. It tells the story of Zachary Ezra A Human History of the Oceans Chinese
Rawlins and his Alice-in-Wonderland-like fall into a
labyrinth of stories, both ancient and modern.At the heart by David Abulafia merchants in
is a mystery that threatens to engulf him. We asked Ms.
Morgenstern to share some of the ideas behind the book Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans,” their elaborate
and its themes. She replied via email. which focuses on Earth's three largest oceans: the
Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian. business hostels
Erin Morgenstern, bestselling author of "The Night Circus," answers
questions about her latest novel, including where she finds inspiration. These pages feature the great sea-going nations of (“They were not
the past, the globe-circling commercial empires built
“The Starless Sea” and “The Night Circus” are full of on fragile ships and enormous risks, and Abulafia supposed to
dreamlike imagery. You’re a master of atmosphere. includes a colorful cast of mostly well-known figures
Where do you find inspiration? such as Walter Raleigh, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco bring in women,”
Núñez de Balboa, Christopher Columbus, Francis
I find inspiration everywhere, in dreams of the day or Drake, Vasco da Gama, Martin Frobisher, James Cook, Abulafia writes,
nighttime variety. I’m a very visual person so I’ll keep notes Hernán Cortés, Francisco Pizarro, and Juan Ponce de
of interesting images or objects or textures until I figure León, along with equally important figures who will “but occasionally
out where I want to use them, but I also try to hit as many probably be less familiar to some readers, like the great
senses as possible to enrich the atmosphere. [For Ming admiral Zheng He or the ancient Roman author smuggled wives
example] one of the tents in “The Night Circus” was Pliny the Elder.
inspired by my favorite perfume company, Black Phoenix or mistresses in
Alchemy Lab. Due to the sheer immensity of Abulafia’s subject –
human interactions over centuries on three vast watery nonetheless”) to
Awhile back, I went to a botanic garden that had an art arenas – none of these figures can stay for long. When it
installation where a few of the trees had been covered in comes to poor old Pliny the Elder, our author only has the notorious
real gold leaf. I ended up giving them a very brief cameo in time to repeat a well-worn slander about “a man whose
“The Starless Sea.” obsession with scientific detail was so powerful that he scourge of all
lingered too long in the gas-filled air of the Bay of Naples
I’m always fascinated by trying to figure out what makes and fell victim to the famous eruption of Vesuvius.” (To set pre-modern epic
something compelling. Often it’s an element that’s a little the record straight, Pliny was a naval officer attempting to
unexpected or surreal so it pulls attention differently, get residents out of harm’s way at nearby Stabiae, not sea voyages:
something to keep looking at or thinking about. some oblivious tourist; Abulafia’s source for the slander is,
oddly enough, Pliny’s own “Natural History,” a book in scurvy, which
Why did you choose books – and a library – as a which Pliny describes quite a bit but not, alas, the
central theme in “The Starless Sea”? circumstances of his own death). Likewise the book has made long
enough room to mention Captain Edward Preble’s defeat
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write after “The Night of the Tripoli pirates during the 1801 First Barbary War but voyages “a
Circus” and I kept asking myself why I wanted to write must hurry on without mentioning the star vessel of his
another book at all and that led me back to books about squadron - the USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides,” whose deathtrap.”
books. For a long time I kept my focus on books in decks you can still walk today in Boston.
particular but “The Starless Sea” only started to find itself And through it
once I started wandering into fairy tales and myths and But that’s one of the problems with a volume as big and all, Abulafia
video games and it became a book about stories. Though inviting as this. Even while you’re floating along on the keeps one eye
of course everything starts with a book.You find the right generous glories of its narrative, you’re noticing little bits on the broader aspects of his subject, both the growing
book on the right shelf in the right library and everything and pieces that are missing. Far more notable, even given interconnectedness of his three separate water-worlds but
changes. the page count here, is the sheer amount of detail Abulafia also on the larger conceptions of what the oceans mean as
actually manages to include. Readers get glimpses of spheres of human endeavor.
more on next page
'Olive, Again' is “Who has mastery over the sea itself?” Abulafia asks,
Oprah Winfrey's looking back to the days of Dutch and Portuguese
new book club pick supremacy. In 1609, the Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius wrote
that classical and Biblical literature clearly indicated that
Oprah Winfrey has selected the open oceans should be neutral, international fields of
Olive, Again as her new book club play. In our unprecedentedly interconnected age, the issue
pick. Winfrey, 65, announced the is intensely relevant. “The question that the Dutch raised
news last week while appearing with has still not gone away: in the twenty-first century the
Olive, Again author Elizabeth Strout South China Sea has become the focus of intense legal
on CBS This Morning. debates in which theoretical claims and practical realities
are closely intertwined,” he writes. “The Boundless Sea”
Olive,Again is a sequel to Strout's largely steers clear of those 21st-century questions, and it
2008 novel Olive Kitteridge. Olive likewise doesn’t consider the rampant, worldwide damage
Kitteridge was adapted as a 2014 humans are doing to these oceans.
HBO miniseries starring Frances
McDormand as the title character. “So have I seen Passion and Vanity stamping the living
magnanimous earth, but the earth did not alter her tides
Olive, Again follows Olive, a and her seasons for that,” Herman Melville writes in
"stubborn and blunt" woman, from “Moby-Dick,” and this is the line “The Boundless Sea”
her 70s into her 80s. The book, follows so engagingly. Here we have the passion and vanity
made up of 13 short stories, on full and glorious display.
explores Olive's second marriage
and complicated relationship with By Steve Donoghue
her son.
Winfrey had nothing but praise for Strout, who won a
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Olive Kitteridge.

"One of [Strout's] secret gifts is that she takes what is
the ordinary and makes it extraordinary," Winfrey said.

"Her gift is taking the simplest of things
and turning them into something that feels
real to us."

Winfrey confirmed the news in a tweet.
"My next @oprahsbookclub pick is going

Olive, Again
by Elizabeth Strout

in a different direction than the last one:
Olive, Again by @lizstrout. As cranky as
Olive is, she teaches us so much about
loneliness, empathy, & loss. All the things
that make us human," she wrote.

Winfrey revived her Oprah's Book Club
on Apple TV+ this fall. Ta-Nehisi Coates'
debut novel, The Water Dancer, was her
first book club pick of the revival.

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Two Hitler biographies draw eerie
parallels to contemporary politics

It is clear from today’s headlines that biographies of prospect
Adolf Hitler are horrifying relevant. The currents of
instability and anger that flowed through Germany in the enticing. Morgenstern
1930s feel more immediate, as nationalism gains a
beachhead in Europe and white supremacy rears its head (Alongside
in the United States.
Daniel Steuer’s continued from previous page
Hitler: A Biography
by Peter Longerich edition of

When Peter Longerich, one of the world’s foremost Wo l f r a m Yo u r
historians of Nazi Germany, wrote his enormous
biography of Adolf Hitler back in 2015, it might have been S i e m a n n ’s acknowledgments
possible for some people to imagine that the darkest
lessons of Nazism had been learned. biography of at the end of “The

But a study of the dictator has always been relevant.The Prince Starless Sea”
whole Hitler-biography industry has tended to take one of
two broad approaches to parsing that relevance: Either Metternich, this mention the
Hitler was a sui generis figure who warped the course of
German history almost entirely through his own personal is the most action role-playing
actions, or he was merely or mostly a handy cog in a state
machinery that would have worked along much the same impressive video game
lines with or without him. Hitler’s assault on that state
machinery, what Longerich refers to in “Hitler: A translated “Dragon Age:
Biography” as the “fragmentation of the traditional state
apparatus of power,” took the form of an intense melding biography of the Inquisition.” What
of psychopath and institutional structures.
year.) about playing it
“These structures were indissolubly linked to him
personally, and indeed in general his dictatorship made a difference
represented an extraordinary example of personalized
power,” Longerich writes. “The regime’s ‘structures’ are “Hitler: A to your writing?
inconceivable without Hitler and Hitler is nothing without Global
his offices.” It’s a note he sounds throughout his book, with Biography,” the I wasn’t sure what
Hitler “consistently evading any collective or formalized season’s other Zachary [the main
decision-making process” and instead aiming to major Hitler character] was
“personalize the political process to an extreme degree.” book, is half the studying at first; I
length of Longerich’s, but what it lacks in length it makes assumed he was
L o n g e r i c h ’s up in scrappy contentiousness. On some levels, Simms probably an English
account argues, “Hitler’s biography, and perhaps the history of the major but it never
follows the Third Reich more generally, need to be fundamentally felt quite right, and
dolorously rethought.” midway through
familiar arc of playing “Dragon
Hitler’s life and Simms’ revisionism doesn’t primarily involve either of Age” and thinking about narrative choices and butterfly
the ruinous those two broad approaches to looking at Hitler and the effects I realized he could probably major in game theory
course of structures of power, but rather attempts to get at the or something similar and it fit perfectly. Adding in the
World War II, heart of the man’s thinking; not the Hitler Germans voted video-game element worked well with things I was already
and the for, as Simms puts it, but the Hitler they got. According to playing with about retellings and “real” versions of stories.
English- the author, Hitler’s motivations have been largely I wanted it to feel as though there were always other paths
language misunderstood: He was far more obsessed with rivaling to be taken and different choices to be made that could
translation, a the British and Americans in the world than he was with, have changed the story at any point, the way a choice-
herculean feat for instance, attacking Bolshevism. “He sought not world based role-playing game can change depending on what
accomplished domination, but world power status, that is parity, or at the player decides to do.
by Jeremy least a recognized sphere of influence,” Simms writes.“The
Noakes and Führer did not really expect to defeat Anglo-America, only What do you think draws humans to storytelling and
Lesley Sharpe, stories?
never flags,
always smartly Hitler: A Global Biograhy I think people are driven to communicate and stories are
conveying by Brendan Simms such a universal communication tool that can be used for
L o n g e r i c h ’s so many purposes, to educate or entertain or warn, and
peculiarly to outlast it: militarily, economically, and mentally.”. stories can work on multiple levels at once. Plus you can
magisterial use stories to communicate ideas that are bigger or more
readability. It would be entirely understandable if even the In the rarefied world of Nazi scholarship, an author complex than the realities in which they’re told. You can
hardiest readers blanched a bit at spending nearly 1,400 claiming that Hitler didn’t seek world domination qualifies tell greater truths by using myths to tell them.
pages with Adolf Hitler, but Longerich, Noakes, and Sharpe as incendiary, and Simms comes back repeatedly to that
have done as much as humanly possible to make the aspect of his narrative, his version of a Hitler who was in “The Night Circus” took place in a shadowy world
revolt against what Simms refers to as the “Anglo- whose time period was undefined. Your second novel
American capitalist world order” and cared about that is set in contemporary times. Why is that?
world order more than anything – including his signature
obsession. “The root of his Jew-hatred, therefore, was Most of “The Night Circus” is Victorian/Edwardian and I
primarily to be found in his hostility to global high finance wasn’t sure I wanted to write another historical fantasy. I
rather than his hatred of the radical left,” Simms writes. tried to keep “The Starless Sea” a little vague time-period
“Those who do not want to speak about Hitler’s anti- wise. and it does drift from very, very long ago to quite
capitalism should remain silent on his anti-Semitism.” recent. I always wanted to write a story that felt old and
new at the same time, so I decided to have the
More than a few readers of that last line will respond contemporary part of the story take place as I was writing.
with a quick “Says who?” Simms is clearly expecting to Several of the early Zachary sections were written in
raise some hackles, and this makes his book a different January 2015 so I kept them there. It snowed a lot that
reading experience from Longerich’s. It’s unlikely that many winter.
readers will soldier through both books, but unfortunately,
the times may warrant it. “The Starless Sea” has some memorable owls, as
well as bees. Why owls? Why bees?
By Steve Donoghue
Both owls and bees are in there because they’re fairly
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS universal and ancient. There are owls on coins in ancient
Greece, bees were kept in ancient Egypt and they’re both
in my yard right now thousands of years later. (The bees I
can see, the owls I mostly hear at dusk or very early in the

PRINT & E-BOOKS NONFICTION PRINT & E-BOOKS FICTION Owls have so much varying symbolism in different
cultures, both positive and negative, and truthfully I can’t
1. Triggered (Trump Jr) 1. Blue Moon (Child) remember precisely when I scribbled “The Owl King” in
2. Finding Chika (Albom) 2. The Guardians (Grisham) my notes without knowing how big a role the owls would
3. Sam Houston...Alamo Avengers (Kilmeade) 3. Final Option (Cussler/Morrison) play.
4. Me (John) 4. The Starless Sea (Morgenstern)
5. Acid for the Children (Flea) 5. The Night Fire (Connelly) The bees I settled on after a lot of waffling about animal
6. Talking to Strangers (Gladwell) 6. Where the Crawdads Sing (Owens) symbols simply because they insisted. I kept encountering
7. Blowout (Maddow) 7. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry (Clark) bees in unexpected places and the final straw was when a
8. Educated (Westover) 8. Leopard’s Wrath (Feehan) honeybee flew into my apartment while I was living in
9. Catch and Kill (Farrow) 9. Olive, Again (Strout) Manhattan. They were rather adamant about being
10. The Book of Gutsy Women (Clinton/Clinton) 10. The Giver of Stars (Moyes) included in the book.

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options, such as immunotherapy, may be appropriate instead. Urology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix
Overall, higher levels of mindfulness were associated with
If those therapies don't successfully eliminate the cancer, Mayo Clinic Q & A is an educational resource and doesn't less pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance,
however, or if the cancer is high-grade - which means it's at replace regular medical care. E-mail a question to according to the study published Nov. 8 in the journal
risk to grow more aggressively than a low-grade tumor and Psycho-Oncology.
may be more likely to spread to the muscular wall of the MayoClinicQ&A(AT SIGN) For more information, visit
bladder and to other tissues and organs - then bladder However, certain aspects of mindfulness -- nonreactivity,
removal may be recommended. non-judging and describing -- were more strongly associated
right," Krizan said in a university news release. "Sleep health with these benefits, while observing had the weakest
The type of surgery that's typically used is called a "radical is a multidimensional phenomenon, so examining all the association. Nonreactivity was defined by Zimmaro as "being
cystectomy." It involves not only removing the entire bladder, aspects of sleep is crucial for future research." Krizan and his able to allow any thoughts, feelings or sensations to come
but also taking out part of the ureters and surrounding lymph team could not say what's contributing to the increase in and go without being carried away by them."
nodes. In men, radical cystectomy typically includes removal sleep problems, but technology is likely a factor, according to
of the prostate and seminal vesicles too. lead author Garrett Hisler. He's a former ISU graduate The finding that nonreactivity was most strongly
student who is now a postdoctoral associate at the associated with lower symptom levels suggests it may be a
As part of a radical cystectomy, the urinary tract must be University of Pittsburgh. particularly important aspect of mindfulness.
reconstructed to allow urine to leave the body. That can be
accomplished in several ways.The surgeon can create a path "We know from our previous research there is a "Mindfulness is a good resource for dealing with the
for urine to flow from the kidneys, through an opening in the correlation between smartphone use and insufficient sleep physical and psychological symptoms of metastatic disease,"
among teens," Hisler said in the news release. "If we're on our Zimmaro said. "Women who were more mindful tended to
Lackluster sleep phone before bed or we're receiving alerts in the middle of have lower symptoms of metastatic breast cancer, including
habits increasingly the night, that can make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep pain severity and interference, fatigue, psychological distress,
common in U.S. throughout the night," he explained. and sleep disturbance."

More Americans are having Too little sleep and poor sleep can increase the risk of
trouble falling and staying asleep, heart disease, and sleep quality affects overall well-being, the
and smartphones and technology researchers noted. Krizan said, "We know that how well
are probably to blame, researchers people sleep is generally very reflective of people's health and
report. Their analysis of data from may be an indicator of other conditions. If we want a full
nearly 165,000 adults nationwide picture of the population's health, it's important to measure
showed that the number who and track these changes in sleep trends over time."
reported difficulty falling asleep at
least once a week was up 1.4
percent between 2013 and 2017, and those who had trouble
staying asleep rose 2.7 percent. Those percentages may
appear small, but it means that as many as 5 million more
adults have sleep problems, according to study leader Zlatan
Krizan, a professor of psychology at Iowa State University, in
Ames, Iowa.

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Dear Cathy, I've had my shoo them away? on camera in
Is a pet indoor rescued cat for eight A puppy in the care of a Michigan
gate the years. She occasionally My mom would love for Missouri nonprofit is going
answer? leaves a poop or two here them to give her that kind viral after photos and Steve Lindberg, 75, a
and there outside her of attention. I raise my voice videos posted online
Dear Cathy, I have two unlidded litter box. Her vet at them, spray water on showed the extra tail he former state
Japanese Chin brothers that considered constipation them and sometimes even has growing out of his face,
have just turned 2. I have and recommended pumpkin find myself swatting at them making him a "furry representative, posted a
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outside, which includes a wide ones available, but you maybe a year then switched Kate, West Hartford, was dubbed Narwhal the showing a buck he
long driveway to my might need two to cover to the stool softener. Connecticut Little Magical Furry
unattached garage. both doors. Neither solved the Unicorn after being found encountered in a wooded
problem. Dear Kate, Cats often living on the streets with
The problem starts when Place them in front of the become attention-seeking frostbite. area with three antlers in
I pull into the driveway as I door on the inside of the Because I make notes in when they are bored. Make
return home. I can see them house so each edge of the my journal, I eventually sure your mom has some The 10-week-old puppy the UP of Michigan.
going crazy jumping on the side panels touches the realized a pattern: The wire toys and a laser had a growth on his
glass and scratching it. By doors. The dogs will still be outside-the-box pooping pointer that she can play forehead described as an "It's kind of hard to find
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garage to the house, they approaching, but they can't hottest months, so the vet scratching post or tall cat wrong spot. Narwhal has a picture of," he told The
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scratching on the glass. tip over the gates.The gates not be drinking enough on it so they will use it. Cats photos and videos were spotted this deer."
These doors are not the can be easily moved when water. I haven't learned how love to hang out in high posted to social media, and
doors I take them out to go you need to access the to make her drink more places. Finally, buy some his pictures were shared by Lindberg said he didn't
potty. Because I'm not in the French doors. water. - Camille, Tucson, feline pheromone spray at popular Twitter account notice the deer's third
house, I cannot make a Arizona the pet store or online to WeRateDogs. antler until he was looking
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Manchester, Connecticut your greetings by not journal is a good way to the cats and attract them to has led to an influx of keeping the location where
engaging your dogs the recognize patterns and your mom. Make sure none attention from animal he spotted the deer a
Dear Colby, It's difficult moment you walk in the solve problems. The good of it gets on you. lovers seeking to adopt secret in the hopes of
to train a dog when you're door. Say hi, but drop the news is, getting cats to drink Narwhal. helping the animal survive
not near them, and certainly mail, your keys and wait for more water is fairly easy. As well as being a recuring the upcoming hunting
a challenge to train away about a minute until the guest on Happenings Q&A, "Everyone is super season.
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the problem. Buy a free- may never remove their to the sights and sounds of animal advocate, author, CNN. "We are hopeful they be honest with you. I'd like
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and you are home, but it varieties to choose from, so animal welfare field. Send your comes back next year, so
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much quicker. make it through deer
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egg. health. For older Americans, extra protein
Healthier Holiday Baking may also play a role in reducing hip
Practice portion control. Cut desserts fractures and improving bone mineral
For the holidays, baking shifts into gear or reduced-fat cream into smaller portions by slicing a pie into content. A review of four studies of adults
with cookies, pies, candy and cakes. We cheese in your cheesecakes. Switch to 10 pieces rather than six or eight and 65 and older showed a positive link
seem to be surrounded by temptation at canola oil instead of vegetable oil to get a cutting brownies, cakes and bars into bite- between higher protein intake and bone
every holiday party and event. boost of healthy omega-3s.Try substituting sized pieces. mineral content in the neck and hip, as well
unsweetened applesauce for oil, and use as a decrease in hip fractures.
While you may not be able to avoid or two egg whites in the place of one egg. Sometimes it helps to simply bake fewer
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ways to make your own baking healthier. Add nutrients to your baked goods with temptations. Hy-Vee in Springfield, Illinois, and the media
nuts, dried fruit (for extra fiber) and milled
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Choose whole grains. Use at least 50% health?

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Cut down on sugar. You can reduce the Start your day with a healthy indulgence
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one-fourth to one-third, and no one will Many health-conscious people try to
even notice. Increase the amount of avoid eating egg yolks because of their high
flavorings like cinnamon and vanilla to fat and cholesterol content. While there is
enhance the sweetness. You can also try some debate over whether or not you need
using artificial sweeteners like Splenda to to eliminate yolks entirely, I understand the
add sweetness without using sugar. need some people feel to eat only egg
whites at breakfast.
Focus on fat. Use fat-free evaporated
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3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together when pressed between your recommend a daily cholesterol intake of no texture to egg whites that can often turn
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped fingers.Transfer to prepared baking more than 300 milligrams per day, and that out rubbery or dry when cooked on their
1/3 cup unsweetened or sweetened • Preheat oven to 325 F, and line 11- dish, and press down very firmly. one large egg yolk contains around that own. Plus, the yolk will also give the eggs a
coconut flakes by-7-inch baking dish with parchment Bake for 25 minutes and then let same amount. So, if you avoid other sunny yellow color that will make you think
1/4 cup dried or fresh cranberries, paper. Stir together oats, walnuts, cool completely. Remove from pan cholesterol sources during the rest of your you're indulging yourself before you even
roughly chopped coconut, cranberries, brown sugar, and cut into 8 equal bars. Makes 8 day - red meat, skin-on poultry, dairy take your first bite. When the yolk is
1 tablespoon brown sugar cinnamon and dates in a large bowl. servings. products, lard and shortening, and saturated combined with four large egg whites in a
1 teaspoon cinnamon Add honey, oil and vanilla extract, and vegetable oils like coconut oil - you may be generous single serving and prepared using
8 large medjool dates, chopped stir until combined.Transfer mixture Per serving: 300 calories; 6 grams able to spoil yourself occasionally with one nonstick cooking spray, the results fall well
1/3 cup honey to a food processor, and pulse until protein; 44 grams carbohydrates; 13 yolk. within generally accepted guidelines for a
1 tablespoon oil all ingredients are chopped and stick grams fat; 5 grams fiber; 24 grams healthy low-fat diet.
sugar; 0 milligrams sodium. But how do you best enjoy it? I suggest
combining the yolk with several egg whites
for scrambled eggs or an omelet. It will add
a welcome touch of rich flavor and luscious


Serves 1 • Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel. Return it to
medium heat and spray again with nonstick cooking spray.
4 large egg whites Add the egg mixture. Grasping the pan by its handle, start
shaking the pan back and forth while stirring the eggs slowly
1 large egg with the back of a fork, gently lifting and moving the cooked
egg so that the liquid egg slips beneath it.After about 30
Kosher salt seconds, the egg will have formed a uniformly cooked but still
fairly moist pancake shape.
Freshly ground white pepper
• To fold the omelet, immediately tilt the pan to about a 45-
Butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray degree angle by raising the handle, so that the cooked eggs
nearest the handle begin to fall and fold over the filling; you
1/4 cup (60 mL) thinly sliced asparagus may use the fork or a spatula to help this happen.Then, hold
the far edge of the pan over a heated serving plate and
1/4 cup (60 mL) thinly sliced snow peas continue tipping the handle up, so that the omelet folds over
on itself and rolls out of the pan onto the plate.
1 teaspoon minced shallot
• To fill the omelet, use a small, sharp knife to cut a shallow
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, Italian parsley, or other slit lengthwise along the center of the top of the omelet,
fresh herbs, for garnish cutting only through the upper layer of egg. Spoon the
reserved sauteed vegetables into and spilling out of the slit.
• In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg whites, egg and a
little salt and pepper to taste until well blended and slightly • Garnish the omelet with fresh herbs and serve immediately.
frothy. Set aside.

• Heat a 10-inch (25-cm) nonstick omelet pan over medium-
high heat. Spray lightly with the cooking spray.Add the
asparagus, snow peas and shallot, and saute, stirring
continuously, until the vegetables are bright green and tender-
crisp, 2 to 3 minutes.Transfer to a bowl, cover, and keep

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Be Our Guests Album review exceptionally better than the first
five. I found myself wondering, ‘Is the
“From Out of Nowhere” - Jeff Lynne’s ELO band just wearing me down, and I
succumb to the sound after the first
Black Friday Nov. 29th Electric Light Orchestra was half?’ No. It took me several listens to
always a bit of a guilty pleasure for feel confident in saying that, to this
Doors open at 8am me. Back in the 90s, I picked up an ears, this album is drastically split.
old stereo receiver with an 8-track
Ot&heSruSrppreicsieasls player built in. At the time, 8-tracks The flip side kicks off with the
were aplenty at the thrift stores, so I blues rocker “One More Time,” a
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regular plays for myself and my The big difference being a looping the harmonies seem to kick in just
Now spinning! friends - Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid,” guitar track, which begins to really right and includes an interesting
“High Voltage” by AC/DC, and “ELO’s sound like a digital sample on repeat. keyboard solo. “Sci-fi Woman” is
Frank Zappa Greatest Hits.” Being a sucker for classic ELO. “Going’ Out on Me” is
& the vocal melodies, I was sucked in to Jeff With “Down Came the Rain,” a Jeff Lynne doing his best 60’s girl-
Lynne’s world. crescendo arrived which led me to group impression - and it comes out
Mothers of expect “You gotta slow down, sweet great. “Time of Our Life” has that
Invention - There is no hiding the sound of Jeff talking woman,” but was instead essence ELO anthem sound. The
“We’re Only Lynne, as this album is credited to treated to a droning chorus of grand finale, “Songbird,” is a bit of a
in It for the “Jeff Lynne’s ELO,” has that exact repeating the album title. slower track, reminiscent of
Money” is sound that you would expect. This is “Telephone Line,” and it almost has
Candy’s pick! obviously Electric Light Orchestra. With the love song “One More that great build-up, but it does fall
Available at Time,” Lynne seems to summon his flat.
With the latest album, the band’s inner-Roy Orbison, but fails
CD DVD 14th overall, and first since 2015, the miserably in what could possibly be All in all, I think fans of Jeff Lynne
GAMES & album’s first half is very lackluster. the worst Lynne harmony in ELO and ELO will find this new record
Typically, an album keeps the history. enjoyable, but for the casual fans,
VINYL, stronger songs early in the track there is nothing here that compares
KENOSHA listing. Not the case with “From Out But with side two, Lynne seems to to the glory of their past. ★★★ (of
of Nowhere.” I found myself growing find his rhythm all around. The last 5)
Top Selling Vinyl Albums more and more disappointed as I got five tracks on this album are
through the first side of this record. Jay Jackson is a music junkie and host of
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6. Thriller - Michael Jackson Kenosha Post Office asks public to clear snow and ice
7. The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
8. Ultimate Sinatra - Frank Sinatra With a forecast of severe weather Customers receiving door delivery delivery day.”
9. Rumors - Fleetwood Mac across the state this week, the U.S. should make sure their sidewalks,
10. Black Velvet Deluxe - Charles Bradley Postal Service is asking customers to steps and porches are clear. Blue collection boxes also need to
please help our letter carriers deliver Customers receiving curbside be kept clear for our customers to
souce: mail safely by clearing snow and ice delivery should remove snow piles deposit their mail and for the Postal
from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes. left by snow plows to keep access to Service to collect the mail for
their mailboxes clear for letter delivery. Residents and businesses
“Snow and ice make delivery carriers. with collection boxes near their
property are asked to keep them
dangerous and slow,” said Kenosha Delivery service may be delayed or clear of snow and ice. “We want our
curtailed whenever streets or letter carriers to be safe,” adds Mull.
Postmaster Michael Mull. walkways present hazardous “We can only do this with the help of
conditions for letter carriers or when our customers.”
“Maintaining a clear path to the mail snow is plowed against mailboxes.
“The Postal Service curtails delivery The Postal Service receives no tax
box – including steps, porches, only after careful consideration, and dollars for operating expenses and
only as a last resort,” says Mull. “Any relies on the sale of postage, products
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American Brass was purchased by Anaconda Copper in 1922 but they kept the

name until 1960. In that year, the company name was changed to Anaconda
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the Kenosha plant became "Arco Metals,American Brass Co." In 1985, the
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Local Holiday Events

by Meridith Jumisko

I can’t decide which events I look Festival is Dec. 7-8.This year’s
forward to more – outdoor summer
ones like the Kenosha County Fair or expanded two-day event
holiday ones like Kenosha
HarborHoliday! Luckily a ton of great showcases the celebrations
events take place in Kenosha County
throughout the year to entertain us and flavors of the holiday
all. I should know as I oversee the
Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Event season across cultures. It’s a
Calendar! Numerous holiday events are listed at; here are a just a few to get you combination of indoor and
outdoor events offering fun
The UW-Parkside Winter Arts and Crafts Fair is Nov. 23.
This one is always a big one! Meanwhile, Artistree takes and food for the entire family,
place at Lemon Street Gallery & Artspace, Nov. 27 – Dec.
24. This is a juried one-of-a-kind giftable art show. Each plus holiday shopping. Enjoy a
year, between 32 and 40 artists have their artwork for sale.
special edition of Kenosha
Lightin’ Up! Downtown happens Nov. 29 in Downtown
Kenosha. The City of Kenosha Christmas Tree Lighting HarborMarket in two
takes place outside on the west side of the Kenosha Public
Museum. Musical entertainment begins at 4 p.m., then outdoor heated tents on
Santa and Mayor Antaramian will count down to the tree
lighting at 5 p.m. Santa will be at Rhode Center for the Arts pavement east of the
following the tree lighting. Downtown businesses will stay
open late with special sales and promotions, family-friendly museums, the Kenosha Public
activities, and more.
Museum's International
Christmas at Kemper is a series of holiday events (many
are free) at the historic Kemper Center, which includes Holiday Faire, the Civil War
Durkee Mansion. The festivities begin with a gala on Nov.
30. Note: all of the events will take place at Kemper Museum's Victorian
Center’s main complex this year (some changed from
Anderson Arts Center). The Lakeside Players production Christmas, family activities
of Miracle on 34th St. - A Live Musical Radio Play takes
place Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15 at Rhode Center for the provided by the Kenosha
Public Library, free rides with
Kenosha HarborHoliday – International Market &
storytellers aboard the

Electric Streetcars, art

activities, and much more.

There will be living history

presentations, live music, and

a holiday reception with photo:

President Abraham Lincoln. Christmas concert on the same evening at Carthage
Mrs. Claus will help kids write letters to Santa – and I hear
Log on to for details on these
Santa himself will make a cameo appearance at the events and many more. For more information you can also
call us at (262) 654-7307 or visit one of the two Visitor
Kenosha Public Museum on the afternoon of Dec. 8. Information Centers that we staff: at 600 – 52nd Street,
Suite 140 in Downtown Kenosha and at I-94 & Hwy. 165.
Speaking of Santa, he will be at Jelly Belly Visitor Center
on Dec. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. The same day, the Holiday Meridith Jumisko is Public Relations Manager at the
Boutique Sale takes place at Hawthorn Hollow Nature Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Contact her at
Sanctuary and Arboretum. The Kenosha Symphony [email protected] or drop her a tweet @MJ_Kenosha
Orchestra’s holiday concert is Dec. 14 at the Ralph J.
Houghton Performance Center at Reuther High School,
while the Kenosha Pops Concert Band presents its free

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Herzing University coming to Downtown Kenosha

An exclusive Q&A communication open. We have look at a little further down Your Voice
with Downtown invited them to already the road. I think we need to
Kenosha, Inc. become a part of our address housing in general in We reached out on social media and asked, “What
Executive Director Downtown dynamic - they the area. It looks like the are your thoughts on Herzing University moving to
Alexandria Binanti- participated in our Simmons majority of the student Downtown Kenosha?”
Robinson Island Beer Gardens and they population will be a little bit
are currently looking at older in demographic. So, the “It will be a great addition to
How did the idea of additional ways to get involved concern may well be downtown. This will allow more
bringing Herzing University in the community. transportation to Downtown. people to be in the downtown area
to Downtown Kenosha on a daily basis.” - Alex Kudrna
begin? What positive effects will Do they have a timeline of
Herzing have on Downtown when they plan to open? “Where will people park?
Downtown Kenosha, Inc. met Kenosha? That’s an issue now without
with (Herzing University They intend to open in the adding all the students.”
Kenosha Campus President) The Herzing project really Fall of 2020. It’s going to come - Carol Higgins
Dr. Jeff Hill about six months aligns with our strategic plan up soon. I have seen their plan,
ago and talked about the for development. We have it is very aggressive and we are “If parking is built into the location
possibility for expansion of always been focused on getting looking forward to seeing what in which the school consumes, then
their campus. They had a few a university investment in happens.
ideas already on board, and Downtown. Their presence is a downtown move for Herzing
Downtown was not on that going to result in increased I am extremely excited to University will be a success.”
list. It was our job to bring spending at all of our see this happen. This will open - Brent Allen Caputo
awareness of the potential of businesses and interest will up numerous opportunities for
opening a campus Downtown - only grow from there. our businesses to collaborate “It is about time this ‘college town’
to deliver business on projects and events for the had a college presence.”
demographics, and address Do you feel that student students. We have already - Margaret Heller
traffic concerns. housing may be a concern? talked to businesses about
offering student specials, and “People are hilarious. For years they’ve been
We met about three or four That might be something to they are very enthusiastic complaining about the vacant buildings downtown,
times to try to show them the about it.
advantages of Downtown and now that they are being filled, they complain
Kenosha. We worked with the They are expecting about that there will be no parking. You can’t please some
Kenosha Area Business Alliance 600 students and faculty to
and the Wisconsin Economic walk through their doors next of these people.” - Kevin Ervin
Development Corporation to fall, but they aren’t looking to
discuss the opportunity of stop there. Herzing is already
receiving a larger grant. looking to the future with
possible growth in 2025. The
We have continued to work building is 55,000 square feet
on establishing a healthy and they are looking to utilize
relationship with Herzing and about 40,000 square feet of
keeping our lines of that space.

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community runners. Runners must be alert to traffic, as this is not a photo:
closed course. Marshaling for the 10k course ends 80
calendar minutes after the start. Last chance to register is 3-8 p.m., December 1-8, This is an exhibition of decorated
Wednesday, Nov. 27th at the Kenosha Public Museum. Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces, and mantelpieces.
TO PLACE A LISTING: 5500 First Ave.There is no race day registration. Free admission, donations greatly appreciated. This is
e-mail to: [email protected]; or mail to: Community Calendar c/o Carmichael underwritten by Snap-on.There will be a bakeshop selling
Communications, 1420 63rd Street, Kenosha, WI 53143-4451. Please include all pernient Free Thanksgiving Day Feast baked goods, coffee and cocoa at the Gallery of Trees.
information including the who, what, where, when, why, and how much. Listings may be Thursday, November 28th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Victorian Holiday Eve, Durkee Mansion at Kemper
edited for length and are none are guaranteed to be included. Dan & Ray’s Rendering Thanks - 10th Annual Free Center, Dec. 1st – Jan. 12th. Historical mansion lavishly
Thanksgiving Day Feast at the Racine Festival Hall, 5 Fifth period decorated in celebration of Christmas. Free
ONGOING EVENTS Street. Enjoy a delicious buffet with all of the traditional admission, donations appreciated.
Thanksgiving entrees, beverages and assortment of
Civil War Museum Exhibit: Hold Your Horses! desserts! There will also be live music, family activities, Lakefront Studio’s Art Market, Dec.1st, 1 – 5 p.m.
children’s crafts, face painting and football on the big Artists of Lakefront Studios at Kemper Center will be
This is a display of Civil War Museum artifacts and history screen!  hosting this event in tandem with the Durkee Mansion
surrounding the First Regiment Wisconsin Cavalry. On Open House and the Gallery of Trees. Kemper’s fabulous
display though January 2020 at the Civil War Museum, Holiday Book Sale & Vendor Fair Artist Community will have their studios open and have
5400 First Ave. Saturday, November 30th, 9 am - 4 pm their artwork for sale. 

Chess Night Join Safe Harbor Humane Society for our annual book Snowflake Jazz Concert, Simmons Auditorium at
sale and vendor fair at the Moose Club, 3003 30th Ave! Kemper Center Dec. 7, 7 – 9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Play chess in the company of fellow enthusiasts and the They have a great selection of brand new books, holiday This is the ninth annual concert. Free admission.
Kenosha Chess Association at the Southwest Library, items, novelties and MORE. Perfect gifts for anyone in
7979 38th Ave. Bring your own chess set or use one of your family and stocking stuffers. Nothing is over $3! Get Christmas Wonderland Ball, Simmons Auditorium at
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Decemer 4th & 18th. Everyone is welcome: beginners to accepted! They have once again invited local vendors & p.m. There will be a 10-piece band called “Southport
experts of all ages (kids under 9 must be accompanied by Crafters to be a part of this event. All Proceeds go Sound” conducted by John J. Sorenson. There will also be
an adult). towards animal care at Safe Harbor! a cash bar, which will include special holiday drinks, and a
free dessert buffet. Tickets sold at the door: $15 per
Kenosha Winter HarborMarket Holiday Open House & Santa Paws Encounters person.
Saturday, November 30th, 10 am - 3 pm
Find about 25-35 vendors inside an all new location this Breakfast with Santa
year - inside the Kenosha Masonic Center, 115 56th St, Stock up for the holidays at the Feed & Seed, 7115 38th Sunday, December 1st, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
including cheeses, bakery goods, art, crafts, prepared St., for all your feathered friends and holiday pet needs.
foods, and more - every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Shop Amy’s Boutique for unique gifts for everyone on The Boy Scouts of America Troop 570 is holding a
your holiday shopping list. Refreshments will be served; Breakfast with Santa at VFW, 6618 39th Ave. Featuring all
UW-Parkside Art Exhibit: Esther Pearl Watson and come early and enjoy shopping locally this holiday season. you can eat pancakes, 2 sausages and a drink. Eggs to
Kevin Miyazaki Get your pet photo with Santa! Make a reservation for order and extras available. Bring a friend and come take
your pet to take a photo with Santa at Feed & Seed pictures with Santa Claus!! Tickets available at the door.
Featuring the talents of Esther Pearl Watson: Dream Station! For $10 your pet will receive a treat bag, visit $8 for ages 11 years & up / $5 for ages 5-10 years / Kids
Believer (Fine Arts Gallery, upper level) and Kevin with Santa, photo opportunity for you and your pet and under 5 free. Email [email protected] with questions.
Miyazaki: Kuroshio (Fine Arts Gallery, lower level), a 10% discount storewide on that days visit. Reserve your
running through January 24th; gallery open Tuesdays - Santa Paws visit now, visit for
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and by appointment. The Fine details.
Arts Gallery is located in “The Rita” (Rita Tallent Picken
Regional Center for Arts & Humanities) on campus, 900 Christmas at Kemper
Wood Road. Admission is free. Kicks off November 30th

Comedy Shows at Kenosha Comedy Club Christmas at Kemper is a series of holiday events at the
historic Kemper Center, 6501 Third Ave., which includes
Every Friday and Saturday the Kenosha Comedy Club at Durkee Mansion. Note: due to renovations at Anderson
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 5125 Sixth Avenue, presents a Arts Center, all of the events will be held at Kemper
hilarious 90-minute show that features two opening Center’s main campus (north of Anderson Arts Center)
comedians plus a touring headliner. Show stars at 8 p.m. this year.Visit for more.
on Fridays, two shows on Saturdays, 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.
Tickets are $12 and available at or at 23rd Annual Opening Night Gala, Kemper Center
the door. Conference Center, November 30th, 6 – 10 p.m. An
exhibition and auction of decorated Christmas trees,
Senior Center New Member Orientation wreaths, centerpieces, and mantelpieces. $25 per person.
Cash bar available.
Stop in at 9:00 am on the last Wednesday of every month
and learn more about the Kenosha Senior Center, 2717 Gallery of Trees, Kemper Center Conference Center,
67th St. Get a tour and get your questions answered.
Looking for a Fun, Part Time Job?
Join Our Events Team!
Winter Arts and Crafts Fair
November 23rd, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. We’re looking for friendly, outgoing individuals to help with our many
events throughout the year indoor & out. If you are an outgoing
The area’s premier winter arts & crafts fair featuring individual & are available nights & weekends, please stop by & fill out an
150+ vendors and attracting over 3,500 guests for application. If you’re not afraid of work and truly like people, we would like
holiday-time shopping at UW-Parkside, 900 Wood Road!  to talk with you at Happenings Magazine 1420 63rd St. Kenosha.
It is SE Wisconsin/N Illinois shopper's extravaganza
featuring talented artisans and crafters, music, an artisan Food! Watershow! Carnival! Music! Fireworks!
raffle and silent auction, coat/package check, dining
facilities, and free shuttle service from parking lots to the at the
complex. Admission is free. Email [email protected] with
questions. 5125 6th Ave.
2019 Nash Craft & Vendor Fair
Saturday, November 23rd, 8am - 3pm SR060218

Join us for this year's Nash Craft & Vendor Fair, 6801 99th Happenings is looking for a dynamic, charismatic, hardworking individual
Ave., in conjunction with the annual pancake breakfast & to sell advertising in the Kenosha & Racine markets.
children's holiday gift shop.We will have a variety of great
vendors and craft makers to shop from including those The qualified candidate will...
selling handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, beauty • Be a multitasker
products & more. Pick up some gifts for your friends,
family, neighbors, coworkers or even just a little • Be disciplined and a self-starter
something for yourself. • Have reliable transportation
• Have sales experience
PTSO Craft/Gift Fair, Poinsettia Sale, Pancake • Work well in a professional enviornment
Saturday, November 23rd, 8am - 2pm aQ& Please send resume to 110719
am1050WLIP Reanna Stockdale
Harborside’s PTSO will be sponsoring its 5th Annual
Craft & Gift Fair. The fair will be located in the c/o Happenings Magazine
Harborside gymnasium, 913 57th St. Food and beverages 1420 63rd Street
will be available for purchase during the pancake
breakfast, with donation (8a.m.-11:00a.m.). A lunch Kenosha, WI 53143
option of Hot Dog, Chips and Drink will also be available or [email protected]
for $4.00 from 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m.
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Mayor's Turkey Day Run
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city streets, bike paths, and through parks. Mostly level,
the course splits at the one-mile mark of both the 2-mile
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